29 April was a big,big day for Cayman track and Field in the United States.
From Pennsylvania to Kentucky to Florida to Texas-Cayman’s athletes were running , jumping, and throwing for speed, height, and distance.
Omar Wright became the first Caymanian to clear 7 feet in the high jump as he won the event at the Rice Twilight Meet in Houston.The Rice University sophomore set a new Cayman Islands record with a best leap of 2.16 meters, or 7’1′.He was not successful in an attempt at a new Rice record of 2.20 meters.
At the Western Kentucky Invitational the Morgan twins did their usual amount of damage to the opposition.They went 1-2 in the long jump, as Carlos reached
7.59 meters,(24’11’), with Carl at 7.48 meters, (24’6′).
At 200 meters, it was Carl in fourth spot in a time of 21.91 seconds, and Carlos just back with a 22.01 clocking.At double the distance, Carl placed second in 49.25, with Carlos in fourth on a mark of 49.75.
Carl ran the first leg and Carlos the second on the winning 4 x 100 meter squad ,which turned in a 42.11 effort. During the 112th edition of the Penn Relays, Michael Letterlough of Florida International University got off a toss of 175 feet even in the hammer throw.
The F.I.U. squad was split, with some members competing at the University of Central Florida Twilight Meet in Orlando.Ronald Forbes took advantage of the opportunity to claim hurdle victories at 110 and 400 meters, with respective marks of 14.75 and 53.95 seconds.
Also at the U.C.F. meet was a contingent from the Brac Athletic Club, several of whose representatives were in their first competition against university opponents.Lizanna Hurlston clocked 14.60 in the 100 meter dash, and had a best mark of 4.48 meters in the long jump, while Goshen College graduate Ventisha Connolly put the hammer out 103’1′ in her first outing of the year.